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Is Flirting Really Cheating?

Updated on November 23, 2014

In today's society, the rules of dating and monogamy are ambiguous and confusing. There are too many rules to learn before entering into monogamous relationships. A major rule is to or to not to flirt. Most people think it's okay, while others believe it is something that should be avoided at all costs. Because of this, some people, myself included, have taken the route of the single life to avoid being in confusing and time-consuming relationships.

Before you discredit me as a credible relationship source, read what I have to say. I was in a long-term relationship for eight years and I believe I have some experience in the relationship world. Obviously, this post is meant for those who are in relationships and are curious about the ways of flirting. This doesn't mean single people can't enjoy this article as well.

Now, let's discuss flirting. What is it?

According to Wikipedia, flirting is a social and sometimes sexual activity involving verbal, nonverbal or written communication that suggests an interest in a deeper relationship with another person.

Let's talk about this statement, "flirting suggests an interest in a deeper relationship with another person". If this is true, (I know some of you may believe Wikipedia isn't a credible source, but it makes some valid arguments), then that means anytime flirting happens, a relationship is destined to be born.

For those of you who are in relationships and think flirting is okay, do you realize when you flirt, you are suggesting a relationship.

You probably believe flirting is harmless, which is fine, but what are you doing when you're flirting? Are you touching the person? Are you kissing the person? Are you doing anything that may make your significant other unhappy?

If so, then your flirting level isn't harmless. You may want to rethink it.

Wikipedia says flirting should lead to a relationship, but I believe this is true sometimes. There are people who flirt without thinking, they don't realize they're flirting until someone tells them. I'm one of those people and most people are like that. You don't do it intentionally, it just happens. It's called having charisma. (kudos to these kinds of people, you rock!)

The moral is flirting is cheating when it involves acts that may lead to the termination of your relationship.

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    • Shay L profile imageAUTHOR

      Shay Lee 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Aw, thanks for the your final comment.

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Flirting can blur the lines between what is acceptable and what is not. If it feels wrong, it is, would be, for me, one way to gauge if I had gone over the boundaries of what is considered 'ok.'

      Your last statement pretty well sums it up

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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